Wireless connectivity is supported at the 105B, 415M, 75A, and 320C buildings by BITS. Two networks are available, Broad-Guest and Broad-Internal.

Broad-Internal Wireless

The “Broad-Internal” wireless network is designed to provide access to internal resources for Broad-owned computers and mobile devices without using the VPN.

Once properly authenticated, your device is on a secure network and provided with the same general access rights as all our other hard-wired desktop networks. The “Broad-Internal” network works with Broad issued Windows, OS X, iOS, and Chromebook devices.

Connecting

Browse for the wireless network named "Broad-Internal" on your Broad issued Windows, OS X, iOS, or Chromebook device, then click Connect or Join, supplying your Broad username and password when prompted. After a few moments your computer/device should obtain an IP address and will be on the network. From there you should be able to connect to most internal resources without using VPN, such as:

  • Broad internal website

  • File shares

  • Virtual Machines

  • Compute Servers

  • Printers

Broad-Guest

The “Broad-Guest” wireless network is designed to provide internet access to devices not issued by Broad. This includes personal devices and devices owned by other institutions.

Connecting

The “Broad-Guest” wireless network is currently an open network, there is no registration or password required to gain access. Browse for the wireless network named "Broad-Guest" on your Broad issued Windows, OS X, iOS, or Chromebook device, then click Connect or Join. After a few moments your computer/device should obtain an IP address and will be on the network.

Broadies who want to use the "Broad-Guest'' wireless network but also need to access private Broad resources, such as file shares or VMs, must launch the Broad VPN after connecting to “Broad-Guest”. The VPN is not needed if users wish to access Broad email or other web services.

Manual Configuration Instructions

If you encounter any problems getting your Broad Owned Device connected, full instructions for Manual Setup are available here:

Configuration for OS X

Configuration for Windows

Configuration for iOS

If you are still unable to get connected after following these instructions, contact Help.

 

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